Northern Ireland

Masked gang beat man with hammers in north Belfast

police vehicle

A 22-year-old man has been taken to hospital following an early-morning attack in north Belfast on Thursday.

Police said six masked men armed with hammers forced their way into his house in Avoca Street at about 01:30 BST.

The victim was beaten about the head and body before the men made off on foot. His injuries are believed to be not life-threatening.

Detectives would like to hear from anyone who has information about the attack.